The last time Geoff Nostrant of Silvercord released an album on Earth Mantra, his majestic "Bioluminescence", it was a rerelease of a classic ambient album that he had self-released in the past from his own web site. Today, we have the pleasure of rereleasing yet another classic album by this supremely talented artist, this time a stunning and passionate collection of light ambient epics called "Symphony of Sighs".
As lovers of great ambient music, we have always been admirers of Geoff's work, particularly his ability to imbue his music with such powerful and uplifting emotion. But surpisingly, his original distribution of this album somehow didn't make it onto our radar when it was first released. So when he presented this album to us and asked if we wanted to release it through our label, we were literally shocked by what a powerful set of music this is.
Folks, this is some of the most exhilarating ambient music we have ever heard.
We could go on and on about how Geoff builds up dazzling walls of sound, where each layer masterfully interlocks with those surrounding it. We could talk forever about how beautifully the music evolves, how it advances and recedes like tides of brilliant light on a beach somewhere in heaven. We could attempt to describe how utterly glorious his sound design is, about how the crescendos literally bring tears to our eyes. We could try to tell you in words about the sheer opulence of this music, about the elegance of the compositions and the cosmic scope of the material. But we would ultimately fail.
For this album, "Symphony of Sighs" is simply beyond words. You'll just have to download this album and listen for yourself to get a sense of what we are talking about. This truly is one of the classic ambient releases of all time, one that we are exceedingly proud to be releasing through Earth Mantra. In our opinion, nothing less than music for the ages.
As always, all Earth Mantra releases are available under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported license. For commercial use, please contact us.
All music, composed, performed, and recorded by Geoff Nostrant.
Originally released in 2005. Rereleased on Earth Mantra in February 2010.
Released under the "Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported" license, which allows and encourages free use of this material so long as certain conditions are met. Details of this license can be found at:
earman117 - Silvercord - Symphony of Sighs
61:52 - 149 MB
01 - Movement 1: Within My Heart's Slumbering Soul (11:45, 27.5 MB)
02 - Movement 2: Rapture (19:52, 46.5 MB)
03 - Movement 3: Shores of Never (5:41, 13.3 MB)
04 - Movement 4: Swimming in the Well of Hope (24:34, 57.6 MB)